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(Canada) Products like turpentine already come from wood – it‘s a byproduct of wood pulp, Leitch said.

“Pulping produces a heck of a lot of chemicals when it breaks down the wood,” he said. “We can distill wood and get ethanols and methanols, which people are using corn for, but you can also
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(Australia) The federal Department of the Environment has approved a controversial pulp mill for Tasmania on condition of strict ecological safeguards.

The Tasmanian Government says the state's economy needs the $2 billion mill, but critics have said
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Americans recycle a whopping 2 percent of the plastic bags they use, twice the number recycled worldwide, according to Mieszkowski. The rest go into landfills, become roadside litter, clog drains, and wash into streams, lakes and even the ocean, where they kill marine life.
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(USA) A mile and a half west of Plymouth, Welch Creek received wastewater discharge from the former Weyerhaeuser paper pulp mill, now owned by Domtar Corporation, between 1957 and 1988. EPA studies found that the midstream portion of the creek contained sediment with high levels of dioxin, a toxic
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(North America, Europe) Forest products company Pope & Talbot Inc. on Friday announced a $20 price increase for its customers in North American and a $30 price increase for its customers in Europe.

The new prices for northern bleached softwood grades will be $850 in the North American market and $
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(Australia) Pratt Industries, the world’s largest privately held paper and packaging company based in Melbourne, Australia, announced in mid-July that it is expanding and opening a Mill Division at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. The company, with U. S. operations headquartered near Atlanta, curren
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(Canada) Howe Sound Pulp and Paper laid off more than 100 workers Friday from its newsprint operation due to shortages of raw materials as a result of a strike by loggers and sawmill workers on the B.C. coast.

The company shut down newsprint production at its mill in Port Mellon, B.C., last week a
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(Canada) Due to fibre supply limitations caused by the ongoing United Steel Workers strike, Catalyst Paper Corporation will curtail most of its production at the Campbell River Elk Falls mill effective August 31, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. The temporary closure removes about 1,100 tonnes per day of paper pr
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(USA, Russia) International Paper recycled bad news into good on Friday, announcing an investor-friendly $1.5 billion five-year investment in Russia after a week of mill closures and union agreements in the U.S.

The rising costs of energy, raw materials and labor have hurt the industry, with compa
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(USA) Vishay Intertechnology received an order from Bowater Incorporated to install a Reel Optimizing System in its Grenada, Mississippi paper mill. Bowater is a leading North American pulp and paper manufacturing company. The customized Reel Optimizing System, planned for delivery this fall to the
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(USA) The change to the new industry standard page width "will provide advertisers with more universal ad sizes and conserve newsprint," the company said. The height of the newspaper's pages will remain the same.

The New York Times earlier this month cut 1.5 inches from its width to conform to
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The Killeen Corrugated Products plant in Ballyfermot in Dublin is to close by the end of the year.

The business, which employs 55 people, is owned by paper and packaging Smurfit Kappa. A spokesman for Smurfit said there would be around 30 redundancies at the plant, while the remaining workers
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A paper standard which focuses on best practice to encourage quality in collection and sorting of waste paper has been released. PAS 105 is a voluntary standard, which sets a benchmark for stakeholders in the paper recycling chain and aims to reduce cross contamination in the waste stream.
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(USA, Russia) U.S.-based International Paper Co. (IP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Friday it had signed a definitive agreement to form a $1.6 billion joint venture with Russia's leading forestry firm, Ilim Holding.

International Paper, which signed a letter of intent with Ilim in October,
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(UK) One of the largest orders for a paper milling machine in Europe has been placed by German firm Palm Paper, cementing the company's plans for King's Lynn.

The move hots up competition in the race to build the first new papermill in the UK for about 10 years as another firm, London-based
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(Germany) Voith, one of Germany's largest privately-held industrial groups, is interested in buying three of Airbus' German factories that are up for sale, the Financial Times reported without naming sources.

Voith - a world leader in paper machinery and hydroelectric power - has 4 bln eur
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(Canada) “Mike is a proven leader and is the best person for this important new position at xpedx,” said xpedx executive vice president Art Douville. “He knows how to build customer-driven businesses, is expert in paper, printing and supply chain management, and is focused on bringing customers
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(China) Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it will supply its Experion Process, Machine and Drives (PMD), Da Vinci quality control system (QCS) and ProFlow and AquaTrol cross-direction control system to one of the world’s largest containerboard producers. China-based Nine Dragons Paper Ltd. is ex
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(USA) Stora Enso has joined the United States Postal Service (USPS) in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the opening of Star Wars with the recently unveiled Star Wars stamps. Stevens Point Mill supplied OptiLabel Stamp face paper and LumiSil Stamp release liner for the 15 commemorative Star Wars
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The An Hoa Paper JSC will pump an additional VND2 trillion (US$125 million) into a high-quality paper production system, raising its total investment in its An Hoa plant to VND5 trillion ($312.5 million). The new system will produce 120,000 tonnes of paper a year.
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